Russell Saunders is (probably rightly) nonplussed about the inappropriateness of this headline: Teen high on anesthesia is having the best time ever. It came, though, on an interesting week. One in which my wife had surgery, for which she was put under.

The conversation between her and Anders, the anesthesiologist, was actually kind of surreal. Almost like that between a patron and a waiter (or chef).

Clancy: So what drugs are you going to be using?

Anders: Well, we’re going to start with some zebrafan and heifferdol..

Clancy: Will you be putting in sprinkles of girafferon?

Anders: Actually, I prefer a wisp of platypon.

Clancy: Oh, platypon is great. It’s so hard to get, though! None of the hospitals I work at keep it in stock.

Anders: Oh, that’s very tragic. When I worked at a hospital it was a problem as well. At this clinic, though, they give me much wider rein.

Clancy: That’s great. Not that I don’t like girafferon, but sometimes a dallop of platypon just hits the spot.

Anders: Quite so, madam. Quite so.

{Obviously, I don’t remember the names of any of the drugs.}


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Will Truman (trumwill) is a southern transplant in the mountain east with an IT background who bides his time taking care of their daughter while his wife brings home the bacon. You will probably be relieved to know that he does not generally refer to himself in the third-person except when he's writing short bios on his web page.

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